Nineteen Eighty-Four


The dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, also expressed numerically as 1984, was published in 1949. In it, author George Orwell (1903–1950) warns readers against totalitarianism, a system of absolute authority, which he imagined a little more than three decades in his own future. British journalist and author George Orwell was born Eric Arthur Blair in India. He attended school in England, where he chafed under the restrictive atmosphere. He then joined the Indian Imperial Police in Burma. In 1927, he quit his job to write and moved to Paris. He held odd jobs and used the experience for his first book, Down and Out in Paris and London. At that time, he adopted his pseudonym. Orwell then exclusively worked as a...

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  • 1984 (Novel)
  • Author

    • Orwell, George
  • Published

    • January 01, 1949
  • Genre

    • Novel
  • Language

    • English
  • Major Characters

    • Big Brother (Nineteen Eighty-Four) (Fictional character)

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